You’ve created an app to help make hospital discharge information more accessible to nursing home nurses. Why is this issue so important?
Involuntary transfer and discharge cases: Time to take them seriously
Neville M. Bilimoria
Oct 23, 2023
Combative residents, non-paying residents, disruptive residents, residents needing a higher level of care. We have seen them all the time, but it appears after COVID-19 that more and more facilities are...
Also in the News for Friday, Feb. 3
Feb 03, 2023
CMS leaders propose core quality measures across settings in Universal Foundation approach … Feds grant San Francisco’s huge Laguna Honda another reprieve on patient transfers … More than 500 PA...
Court: Refusal to readmit patient after hospital psych evaluation is an ‘involuntary transfer’
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 10, 2023
A California Superior Court judge ruled that a state nursing home illegally evicted a resident by refusing to re-admit a woman who had been transferred to a hospital for a psychological evaluation following...
Nursing home ‘avoidable transfer scale’ prevents unnecessary transitions in pilot study
Alicia Lasek (f3)
Jul 18, 2022
A tool called the Avoidable Transfer Scale enables nursing homes to outsource quality improvement work related to potentially avoidable hospitalizations, researchers say.
Assisted living memory care admission reduces odds of SNF placement, acute care stays, study finds
Jan 06, 2022
The results of a national study suggest that memory care may be best equipped to handle the needs of residents with dementia when compared to the general assisted living setting.
These factors predict residents’ emergency care outcomes, palliative experts find
Mar 23, 2021
A study that followed residents through all stages of emergency department transfers and care has found that certain comorbidities and levels of stress can predict subsequent recovery from symptoms.
Clinical briefs for Wednesday, March 17
Mar 17, 2021
Senior living giant sued over handling of transfers and discharges … First COVID vaccine dose 63% effective in nursing home study … FDA hedges against gene variants: Requires COVID antibody drugmakers...
Making hospital transitions safer during the pandemic
Apr 29, 2020
Eldercare experts have published a comprehensive guideline on safe and effective hospital transfers for residents.
Same-day physician access leads to fewer resident hospitalizations, ED visits
Apr 22, 2020
Surveyed facilities with same-day physician access had 21% lower hospitalization rates. Urgent access to nurse practitioners is also linked to fewer transfers.